mental impairment

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men·tal im·pair·ment

a disorder characterized by the display of an intellectual defect, as manifested by diminished cognitive, interpersonal, social, and vocational effectiveness and quantitatively evaluated by psychological examination and assessment.
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Mr Walker had clearly been substantially affected by both physical and mental impairments for a long time and this was the only conclusion available to the judge.
Scientists found that people with different levels of mental impairment had different amounts of the proteins.
The 7th Regional Special Olympics of the Middle East and South Africa will be held in Syria in September 2010 with the participation of 3000 players with mental impairment.
Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of preventable mental impairment worldwide.
Under the ADAAA, an individual now can show she is "regarded as" having a disability by showing that she has lost her job, or suffered some other employment action, because of an actual or perceived physical or mental impairment.
An Alzheimer's drug could also help prevent mental impairment in victims of traumatic head injury, research has shown.
Written to get legislators, law enforcers, court officials, lawyers and mental disability professionals up to date, this provides broad coverage of recent work and decisions on such issues as criminal and civil incompetency and dangerousness, diminished culpability, care and treatment standards, mental impairment and injury, experts' qualifications, limitations on presenting evidence and testimony, and representing persons with mental disabilities.
In employment terms this means that she is suffering from a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
With a US national sample of adults (N = 564) who were previously in foster care (ie alumni) and diagnosed with a physical or mental impairment, this investigation assessed the long-term psychological effects of risk factors associated with being in foster care.
The syndrome is the most common inherited mental impairment, and can lead to a wide range of disabilities, including autism.
Workers who read well, however, experience comparatively less mental impairment, a new study finds.
Medical Problems of Jail Inmates provides findings on prisoners who reported a current medical problem, a physical or mental impairment, or an injury since admission based on data from the 2002 Survey of Inmates in Local Jails.